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Anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome

Disease definition

A chronic neuropathic pain syndrome of the abdominal wall caused by entrapment of anterior cutaneous branches of 7 to 12th intercostal nerves along the lateral border of the anterior rectus abdominis fascia causing severe pain and tenderness of the involved dermatome.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • ACNES
    • Intercostal nerve syndrome
    • Rectus abdominis syndrome
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: G58.0
  • ICD-11: 8E43.Y
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0393899
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -
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